5th Grade English Language Arts

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Literature

Building Community: Seedfolks


Book: Seedfolks by Paul Fleischman (Harper Trophy, 2004)

Exploring Human Rights: The Breadwinner


Book: The Breadwinner by Deborah Ellis (Groundwood Books, 2015)

Friendship Across Boundaries: Return to Sender


Book: Return to Sender by Julia Alvarez (Yearling, 2010)

Adapting to Survive: Short Stories and Poems


Book: Julie of the Wolves by Jean Craighead George (HarperCollins; First Edition edition, 2016) (pp. 5-25)
Book: Endangered by Eliot Schrefer (Scholastic Paperbacks; Reprint edition, 2014) (pp. 76–83, 90–95, 98–103)
Book: Hatchet by Gary Paulsen (Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2006) (pp. 113–120, 161–170)

Belonging to a Movement: One Crazy Summer


Book: One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia (HarperCollins Publishers, 2011)

Seeking Truth: A Wrinkle in Time


Book: A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle (Square Fish, Reprint edition, 2007)

Science and Social Studies

Protecting the Earth: Plastic Pollution


Book: Trash Vortex: How Plastic Pollution Is Choking the World's Oceans by Danielle Smith-Llera (Compass Point Books, 2018)

Sí Se Puede: The Migrant Worker's Movement


Book: La Causa: The Migrant Farmworkers' Story by Dana Catharine de Ruiz and Richard Larios (STECK-VAUGHN, 1 edition, 1993)

Young Heroes: Children of the Civil Rights Movement


Book: Witnesses to Freedom: Young People Who Fought for Civil Rights by Belinda Rochelle (Puffin Books, 1993)
Book: Freedom’s Children: Young Civil Rights Activists Tell Their Own Stories by Ellen S. Levine (Puffin Books, 2000)
Book: Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice by Phillip Hoose (Square Fish, Reprint edition (2010))
Book: Turning 15 on the Road to Freedom: My Story of the 1965 Selma Voting Rights March by Lynda Blackmon Lowery (Speak, Reprint edition (2016))
Book: Selma, Lord, Selma: Girlhood Memories of the Civil Rights Days by Frank Sikora (University Alabama Press, 1st Edition edition (1997))

Exploring Mars: Spirit and Opportunity


Book: The Mighty Mars Rovers: The Incredible Adventures of Spirit and Opportunity by Elizabeth Rusch (HMH Books for Young Readers; Reprint edition, 2017)